Thursday, October 30, 2008

Make a Shirt

Jade is very particular about her clothes. When she finds something she likes, you better have more than one or she will wear that one item of clothing until I can't take it anymore and have to peel the grubby thing off her (kicking and screaming) so I can wash it. *ahem* She has this one green shirt that she just loves. It is from a rummage sale though, so I can't just go buy another. So the thought occurs to me, maybe I can find a pattern that is similar and make one! I went to Hancock Fabrics and sure enough, there was a shirt pattern that was the same exact style as her green shirt.

(And the clouds roll open, sunlight beams down on me...) HALLELUJAH!!

She found the pattern on the counter and started asking...

"Make a shirt."

"Make a shirt please"

"Sharm, make a shirt!"

"Mom, Sharm, make a shirt please!"

I could go on, but you get the idea. So yesterday I made her a shirt. I had some bumps in the road. A little misreading on my part, not quite enough fabric, coudn't find my bias tape, etc, but I eventually got it done. I need to add that Tanna had the pattern for a few days earlier in the week to size it down. The only size in stock when I was shopping was the 10 1/2 - 16 1/2 girls plus. Jade is anything but a plus, but I was desperate. So, thank you to Tanna for helping me resize!

Jade was very pleased with her shirt. She had to wear it right away. She didn't even let me cut off all the little threads. Impatient much? I'm just glad she likes it. This is the first homemade item of clothing that she will actually wear.


Partyhouse 4 God said...

WAY TO GO - super mom!!!! You are brave! I tried once and that is as far as it went- a try.

Sharmista said...

Well, I hope I'm super enough to fix it. She cut the ties off with a scissors yesterday. She had them taped together around a different shirt, like a belt. Man was I mad. I'm still bummed out about it.

revjac said...

Hi Honey,

It looks like you did a nice job on the shirt. I'm sorry she didn't let the ties stay on. Is it absolutely necessary to have the ties on there? Maybe she can wear it without the ties? You could remove the tie stubs and let her use the ties as a belt on it or any other shirt. I know that's not what you wanted, but her sense of fashion is certainly different than the rest of us. Just food for thought.

Anyway, I'm proud of you for making such a great effort to accomodate her wishes. You are a good momma!


King of King's Princess said...

I love the shirt Sharm. You did a great job and it is very cute. I think it will be just as cute without the ties on it. Congrats on a job well done. Now are you ready to make two weeks worth so that you do not have to fight her. Heheh... See you tomorrow night.